When it comes to a kitchen’s design, one dingy appliance can distract from the coolest of cabinets and most eye-catching countertops. A yellowed refrigerator or scratched dishwasher can create a serious sore spot in your kitchen.
No need to worry though—there are simple and budget-friendly ways to remedy your current appliances.
How do you cover up scratches, dents, and overall ugliness? We tapped two interior designers for their thoughts on how to instantly update dull appliances.
Whether you’re a renter who can’t replace your appliances or simply want to stretch out the lifespan of your working (but not-so-pretty) appliances, there are plenty of both permanent and temporary fixes. All you need is a little bit of creativity.
Read on for six of the best (as well as easy and inexpensive!) tips to update your dingy kitchen appliances.
Creative Tonic Design / Photo by Claudia Casbarian
Never considered your kitchen appliances pieces of art? Think again. Courtnay Tartt Elias of Creative Tonic Design, a Houston-based interior design studio, is fond of using colors and patterns in creative ways. Exhibit A: she transformed her refrigerator into a masterpiece.
Painting a playful, bright pattern on her refrigerator simultaneously draws attention to the design while camouflaging a simple everyday appliance.
“Playing off of the vibrant, large-scale chinoiserie roman shades in the kitchen keeps the bold, unexpected artwork from overwhelming the space,” Elias says. “Instead, it harmonizes.”
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